If you have intense fear at the thought of visiting the
dentist, you aren’t alone. Thousands of people deal with dental anxiety in Winston Salem NC
, and may even completely avoid
visits because the fear is so intense. Fortunately, dental technology has advanced
to the point that we can offer sedation
dentistry in Winston Salem NC
for those who can’t overcome their fear.
Your oral health is very important, and fear should never be
stronger than your desire to have a healthy smile. In addition to the option of
sedation, we suggest you try some of the following things to help you overcome
your fear of a visit to the dentist.
The more you focus on your fear of treatment, the harder it
is to overcome. We encourage patients to bring an iPod or other listening
device to enjoy during treatment. This helps to distract the mind and give you
something else to focus on.
Many fear the unknown when they visit the dentist, and have
fantasies of drills and painful procedures that are exacerbated over time.
Before your procedure, feel free to sit down with Dr. Peavy and discuss the
actual treatment so you know what to expect. Most times, the reality is far
less invasive than the fantasy.
Establish a Sign
Before you begin treatment, set up a sign with your dentist
that lets them know you need a break. Discuss your fears with your dentist so
they are aware when they are taking over.
Dr. Peavy also offers solutions in the form of medication.
If your fear is so intense that you can’t overcome it on your own, discuss
medication options that help you relax. We can often perform your treatment in
one session so you don’t have to deal with your fear over and over again.
Give Us a Call
Don’t allow your fear to overcome your desire for a stronger,
healthier mouth. Call us today at (336) 383-1247 to discuss your options.
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